You might be a redneck

We had a fish fry at my mom and dad’s house last night. I just thought I’d share this heartwarming picture with you ladies.

If you serve your family ice cream with a garden spade because you couldn’t find the ice cream scoop – say it with me now – you might be a redneck! (Note from Beth: The weirdest part of this is that Keith wasn’t even trying to be funny. He was simply being practical. I saw his handiwork on the counter, motioned for AJ to look as fast as she could and she just happened to have her camera. I’m not sure he ever knew what the big deal was. Welcome to my home.)


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  1. 151
    Brittnie says:

    Oh, seriously! Anything to get the Blue Bell out works for us. The bigger the serving, the better. Good thinking Keith! And the fish fry…I am so jealous…It’s been so long since we’ve had a family fish fry. That’s some good eatin right there!
    Ya’ll are doing it all right over there!

  2. 152
    Sheri says:

    Too funny!!! I’ll have to keep that in mind for the next time my ice cream scoop goes missing.

    It also cracked me up to see that the kind of ice cream was Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. That’s my man’s favorite!! I induldge with him occasionally, but try to control myself. It is YUMMY!!

    Sheri in NC

  3. 153
    Andreea says:

    LOL! That is too funny y’all!! 🙂


  4. 154
    Rebecca says:

    What a great idea, I just hope he washed it!!!

  5. 155
    Natalie Witcher says:

    Ever used a plastic hanger in a drill to stir paint? mmm-hmmm

  6. 156
    beckyjomama says:

    So, I showed my man the picture and he said “what? Oh, I get it, he couldn’t find the scooper.” and walked away like it was nothing.

    Yep, we are married to the same man.

  7. 157
    OhLookADuck! says:

    Is it redneck for my husband to have delivered our eldest son using his Swiss Army knife to cut the cord? If it was a girl should it have been sewing scissors?

  8. 158
    Kathleen in TX says:

    That is too funny! I’m a serious ice cream eater…I have three ice cream scoopers!

  9. 159
    annette says:

    i want to know why a garden trowel was easier to find than a spoon or scoop in your kitchen?! (chuckling) i’ve heard blue bell is good, maybe even w/ a dirt topping? : )

  10. 160
    Momtoty says:

    Ice cream is just as good on a spade as it is on a scoop. Great Idea!!

  11. 161
    realworldmartha says:

    I am not sure my hubby is a redneck but he would eat ice cream tht way if I let him 🙂

  12. 162
    all2Hisglory says:

    Thanks for the belly laugh… that goes to the “duck tape” siesta’s and the “using the drill to open the wine bottle”… TOO FUNNY GIRLS!!! Guys, gotta love ’em!

  13. 163
    A 5 time mom says:

    Extremely funny. I love it! This is what makes life funny.

  14. 164
    Wendy says:

    Thanks for the info on “Daniel” Lisa!! You are awesome!

  15. 165
    Brian and Nicole says:

    That is hilarious. Our big red kneck moment has been since we moved into a new house, we now mow our yard with the weed-eater, there is no grass growing, just the weeds. Needless to say the neighbors just smile and wave
    Blue Springs, MO

  16. 166
    Tarah says:

    That is hilarious!

  17. 167
    Anonymous says:

    I love you guys….I thought my man was the most precious, off the hook redneck in the south but I think yours has mine beat on this one!
    You know you’re a redneck when your man wants to visit the Blue Bell Creamery on vacation!=)

  18. 168
    Jenn23 says:

    that’s stinking hystarical! 😉

  19. 169
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Boise today and tommorow!:) I know Beth tends to get butterflies, so I ran into these verses today:

    1 Peter 4:19
    1 Peter 5:7
    Psalm 121
    all in the Amplified version


  20. 170
    pondiferous says:

    As a joke my parents (heavy in the humor department) secured one of those singing bass fish to the front of their Lincoln when they came to visit us the first time when we moved to our new “fancy” neighborhood. All the kids gathered around their car to keep pushing it (they parked in the street, mind you). Talk about the neighbors wondering what was next… My parents thought it was too funny to embarrass me!

  21. 171
    Dana says:

    It is even funnier because he didn’t know that it was funny!

  22. 172
    The Kaylor Kastle says:

    Not really related to this post, but the Sopapilla Cheesecake dessert with a HUGE hit at our teacher appreciate luncheon yesterday..thank you! And I just began my 90 Days with Jesus this morning and look forward to spending my Summer with Him…it will be a Summer of falling more in love. ;o)

  23. 173
    Nancy says:

    The only way this could be funnier is if the handle of the spade had duct tape on it. Priceless!

    In Him,

  24. 174
    Sooz says:

    Perfect…whatever works when its time to eat ice cream!
    I thought all of you LPM’s would enjoy this quote I received today.
    Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders & says…
    “Oh no….she’s awake!!”

  25. 175
    Anonymous says:

    What a blessing to be so close to your parents and the memories that you are making for your son. And to be able have that much fun on a weekday night. So happy for all of you! Thanks for sharing!

  26. 176
    Amy says:

    How bout eating the Ice Cream with a soup laddle……… I have a picture somewhere of my 3rd child doing this.

  27. 177
    Pilgrim Mom says:

    You made me smile! My redneck moment: my DH decided that we needed to go tubing while at the cabin. Row boat with a rented moter, water rafts = tube, rope +d the handle/stick from the toilet plunger = tow rope. All that combined created laughs and great memories for the kids. I took pics and they are in the scrapbook!

    Gena – MI

  28. 178
    It's All About Him says:

    You’re welcome Wendy…have a blast in Daniel! And then, BE A DANIEL. You can do it and so can I!
    May the force be with you 🙂

  29. 179
    Grace and Peace says:

    OK, I know you are all as Southern as sweet tea, but for that, you deserve to be made honorary New Englanders. NEVER have I seen such commitment to getting ice cream from carton to mouth (I’m assuming a bowl was in there somewhere, too). FYI, we in New England eat more ice cream per capita than anyone else in the USA (and it’s really yummy here, too–cold cows make good ice cream, I suppose). A classic moment, captured on film and shared with us. Thank you again.

  30. 180
    Julie says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! and the Blue Bell does make it uniquely southern. God Bless you all this weekend.

  31. 181
    FoodGirl says:

    Hee, hee!
    He may be a redneck, but that makes you one by marriage.
    Same thing happened to me.
    Girl but they sure are cute rednecks though1

  32. 182
    Nicole says:

    You have no idea how much that 1/2 gallon of Blue Bell warmed my homesick-for-Texas heart.

    I still can’t figure out why we can’t get it in Colorado!?

    (I once packed some in a cooler for our 12 hour drive home.)

    Totally worth it!

  33. 183
    Anonymous says:

    Beth and AJ,
    My yard would look so much better if my garden tools came with ice cream! I never knew that was an option. I’m a redneck from NC and my husband is a redneck from OH, and we get along just fine!
    Kim in Apex, NC

  34. 184
    Davis Family says:

    We have redneck moments too. Bless your heart. God knew someone would need a camera.
    So happy to have found you all’s blog. I love your ministry. I’m not sure how I missed that you had a blog. Just another blessing for all of us who long to be better Christian women.
    Thanks you guys,

  35. 185
    Patty says:

    Blue Bell was on sale for $3.98 at my grocery store the other day so I tried a new flavor, “Chocolate Covered Strawberries”.

    Oh my wonderful heaven.

    You girls must try it if you haven’t already…

  36. 186
    littlerad says:

    Well I guess i’m not a redneck, that is one thing that would never cross my mind to use… It is super funny…
    I’m sure that about somethings we are rednecks, one thing I will say is that my husband loves his picture taken with weird things, I will have to post a blog about him and hie wierd picturs, I guess you could call that redneck moments…
    Have a great weekend…

  37. 187
    Dana Nichols says:

    So funny! We have many “you might be a redneck if…” moments in our family as well as “here’s your sign” moments.

    Love your little red necks to pieces!!

  38. 188
    Anonymous says:

    I tell you. Real lifeis funnier than anything you could possibly make up. Way to go, Keith. Blue Bell is the best, no matter how it’s served!!!

  39. 189
    JottinMama says:

    I just love Blue Bell Icecream…and Homemade Vanilla is THE best. If I had to use a garden spade to get it out, I would too! Pretty soon, we are moving to a state that doesn’t have Blue Bell Icecream…what will I do???

    Blessings and Love!

  40. 190
    Cindy Lee says:

    very creative! as an avid scrapbooker taking a picture would have been a MUST in my house, lol! love your blog and all the wonderful inspiration and “realness” of life that you guys portray, many blessings, Cindy Lee

  41. 191
    stephanie says:

    That’s true Arkansas blood coming out!! yay us!!

  42. 192
    Melissa says:

    Blue Bell, need I say more? Thank you Beth for your sweet ministry. You are so wonderful and I see Christ in you each time I hear you speak.
    Melissa S.

  43. 193
    Faith says:


  44. 194
    Bev Brandon says:

    If it was cookies and cream, no one would have noticed. Blue Bell, the best ice cream in the country even served with a spade.
    On the floor rolling….

  45. 195
    Rebecca says:

    LOVE IT!!

  46. 196
    Anonymous says:

    I Loved It! LOL over and over again.

    IMHO Blue Bell is the very best Ice Cream in the world. Whenever I travel to the South I insist on Blue Bell Ice Cream and Sweet Tea immediately after landing at the airport. Within a matter of hours I am on a major sugar overload but smiling inside and out.

    I live in Southern California and unfortunately Blue Bell isn’t sold here. I did some research and found that you can purchase and have it shipped from the manufacturer however you must buy 4gallons minimal. I am waiting for that special occassion that will call for such volume.

    I absolutely love The Moore’s Jones’s & Fitzpatrick’s…because y’all are the real deal. Thanks for making us smile, laugh, cry & think.

  47. 197
    dgrammy says:

    Seems like a good idea to me! Welcome to Texas and BLUE BELL ICE CREAM!!! Love ya sista Beth.!
    Your Christian sista Diane in Dripping Springs, Texas!

  48. 198
    Anonymous says:

    I knew there was a reason I felt connected to you guys! The love of Jesus and the “realness” of all of us! God Bless You!


  49. 199
    Veronica says:

    now, it’s really truly redneck if the spade came straight out of the garden with dirt to add some extra vitamins to that ice cream so it makes the ice cream “healthy” nuf.

  50. 200
    Char says:

    Ohh BLUE BELL!!!!

    I’ve been living in South Asia for 10 months now, and that ice cream is at the top of the list of things that I miss the most!

    Whatever it’s gonna take! Enjoy it!

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